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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A company has dropped plans to sink power-generating turbines in the Mississippi River.
Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Crear has told a Vicksburg civic club that Free Flow Power will place the turbines on existing dams, such as recreational lakes maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Crear is a member of the Boston-based company's board of directors.
Crear says the smaller-scale projects on Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis lakes in north Mississippi were on the way to being permitted by federal regulators.
The Vicksburg Post reports that the company originally planned the turbines to sit on pylons and spin like propellers at the bottom of the river between Cairo, Ill. and New Orleans.
Crear says smaller turbines will be placed at the lakes.
Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com
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